A Lazy Fourth…plus Odds and Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on July 4, 2017 in Books, Cooking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

We’re enjoying a warm, lazy Fourth of July here in Western Massachusetts – nothing on the agenda besides hamburgers and the finishing touches on a room swap we started on Monday (vacuuming corners, putting books back on shelves, that sort of thing). The past week has been equally (and pleasantly) low-key. I finished and framed a […]

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My Grandmother’s Favorite Flower

Posted by mrssmythe on June 18, 2016 in Crafting, Garden |

It’s here! The first tiger lily of the season. This one isn’t in my yard, though. It’s near a neighbor’s house. I spotted it while walking the dogs. It’s in a fairly protected area, and I think that may account for its early appearance. My own tiger lilies are getting close to blooming, and it […]

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This Week

Posted by mrssmythe on June 20, 2015 in Critters, Garden, libraries, On the Home Front, Seasons |

Things worth noting this week: 1. CPT America stopped in at the local library. Okay – so maybe not the CPT America you were expecting, but CPT America none-the-less.The library was kicking off its summer reading program and there were hero cut-outs everywhere. Of course, this one was my favorite. 2. The smoke bush near Main Street […]

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